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China's Updated 24 hour Advanced Manifest Rule - Effective June 1, 2018

Last update on May 31, 2018.

China's Updated 24 hour Advanced Manifest Rule - Effective June 1, 2018

By: Jenette Prince, 2nd VP, Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association, Inc.
New Manifest Regulation concerning China – GACC Announcement 56

The General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) issued Announcement (2017) 56 to update the advance manifest rules for all China imports and exports, effective June 1, 2018. The purpose of this Announcement is to enhance the control over inbound/outbound vessels, aircrafts and the goods thereon by means of data declaration. This affects both importers and exporters in the US that ship or receive cargo from China regardless of mode of transport.

• Manifest details must be submitted to China Customs ...

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FSMA Update - FDA Issues New Guide to Help Food Facilities Meet Registration Requirements

Last update on May 29, 2018.

FSMA Update - FDA Issues New Guide to Help Food Facilities Meet Registration Requirements

FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
https://www.fda.gov/fsma
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FDA Issues New Guide to Help Food Facilities Meet Registration Requirements
May 25, 2018
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG) to help food facilities meet their registration requirements under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).

The FD&C Act requires food facilities engaged in manufacturing/processing, packing, or holding of food for human or animal consumption in the United States to register with the FDA. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) added new registration provisions ...

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The Top Five Considerations for E-Commerce Imports

Last update on May 25, 2018.

The Top Five Considerations for E-Commerce Imports

The Top Five Considerations for E-Commerce Imports
by Lenny Feldman, Senior Member
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report
As e-commerce transactions become more prolific, the stakes for traders and regulators alike are growing as well. Here are five important issues to consider in structuring compliant e-commerce transactions.
Click here to register for ST&R’s May 10 webinar on these and other e-commerce issues.
Know What Role You and Your Business Partners Are Playing
E-commerce involves non-traditional trade flows and often results in parties to these transactions taking on non-traditional roles. For example, some intermediaries such as customs brokers and freight ...

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EPA Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act

Last update on May 21, 2018.

EPA Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act

EPA Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act

On July 7, 2010, the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act was signed into law and as a result added Title VI to the Toxic Substances Act (TSCA). The law sets limits for formaldehyde emissions from composite wood products. National emissions standards mirror standards previously established by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). These emission standards are designed to reduce exposures to formaldehyde and avoid harmful health effects.

The final rule is available here.

Important Dates

 Law became effective May 22, 2017
 June 1, 2018, composite wood products (manufactured in or ...

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Announcing Pleasure Boat ROAM App

Last update on May 18, 2018.

Announcing Pleasure Boat ROAM App

Customs and Border Protection has the pleasure to announce the creation of a ROAM app that facilitates arrival reporting for travelers and revolutionizes small boat processing for Customs and Border Protection Officers.
Benefits provided by this application are listed below:

• Allow CBP to process all arrivals submitted on the ROAM app by using a web based application that can be accessed from anywhere.
• Provide CBP with a single interface for officers to see traveler information.
• Data will be automatically downloaded to the Pleasure Boat Reporting System (PBRS) or Vehicle Primary Client (VPC), based on mode of travel.
• Allow CBP to ...

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